A Guide to the Peter Crawford Jackson Papers, 1865-1930
Born in Pike County, Alabama, Peter Crawford Jackson (1848-1930) attended the University of Alabama before enlisting in the 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Following his release from a Union prison at the end of the war, he moved to Lampasas County, Texas, and joined Company E of the Texas Rangers in 1878. A year later, Jackson was discharged from the Rangers and married Florence Senterfitt, with whom he had nine children. The couple settled in Lometa, where he built a cotton gin while also working as a rancher and in railroad construction. Additionally, Jackson was a member of the Texas Masons.
Jackson, Peter Crawford. "The Story of My Life."Lometa Reporter. March 6, 1930.
Comprising newspaper clippings, certificates, and a parole, the Peter Crawford Jackson Papers, 1865-1930, document Jackson’s activities as a soldier as well as his experiences living in Lometa, Texas. Newspaper clippings concern Jackson’s life, consisting of three biographical articles from The Lometa Reporter, while two certificates pertain to his membership in the Ex-Texas Rangers’ Association and in the Texas Masons. Additionally, a parole relates to his imprisonment by the U. S. Army during the Civil War.
This collection is open for research use.
Peter Crawford Jackson Papers, 1865-1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers